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Mix: DashJack, Google, BridePods, Stevie Nicks

DashJack, an in-car iPod integration startup, has filed a patent application for a car stereo head unit that accepts an iPod through an opening in the front, allowing users to play and control music stored on the device through the stereo.

Google is now streaming some of its commercial videos for free as part of an ad-supported test run. BizJournals.com reports: “Among the free videos are movies that include ‘Billy the Kid’ and Charlie Chaplin classics, classic cartoons that viewers were charged $1.99 for previously, episodes of ‘The Charlie Rose Show,’ and wrestling matches.”

Philadelphia’s NBC 10 has filed a report on videographers now offering wedding videos in iPod video format and others who podcast wedding highlights to friends and family.

Singer Stevie Nicks is donating hundreds of iPods to soldiers wounded in Iraq. Contact Music reports: “The former Fleetwood Mac star regularly visits soldiers at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She explains, ‘I refuse to be pulled into the politics of war. But once these soldiers sign up, go to war and come back to a hospital, I will do whatever it takes to make them better.’ Nicks has provided iPods loaded with her music, along with fellow artists Aerosmith and Elvis Presley.”

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Comments

1

Yeah, I came up with idea for the DashJack two years ago.  That’s what I get for not patenting it!

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on June 23, 2006 at 5:16 PM (CDT)

2

Nice gesture by Stevie . . . but is there some kind of violation there unless she’s purchased each song that’s been placed on the ipods?

Posted by jdk on June 23, 2006 at 5:30 PM (CDT)

3

JDK, Im sure the record company supports her and provided the music that was placed on the iPods.

Way to go Stevie! Your a class act!

Posted by unreal on June 23, 2006 at 6:08 PM (CDT)

4

Galley, you and probably a few hundred other people. It’s such a practicle, common sense idea.. I hate the thought something like that could be patented.. I hope it’s rejected. Come up with a cool product idea, fine. Make it well, and sell it for a good price and you’ll do fine.. but patent it?? It’s not like only one person in the world has ever thought to have a deck with a slot to stick the iPod into.. that guy probably just wants to patent it so he can sell it to a major manufacturer like Alpine, Kenwood, Pioneer, etc… what a lamo.

Posted by kloan on June 23, 2006 at 6:45 PM (CDT)

5

“Way to go Stevie! Your a class act!”

Her a class act what?

Posted by navamske on June 23, 2006 at 8:26 PM (CDT)

6

That DashJack isn’t just hoping to be patented despite being common sense, but also isn’t new!
Some Mercedes cars already have slots for iPod nanos looking very similar to that!
I hope their patent is rejected on that basis, I thought of the idea as well. What I hate is that it costs money to get a patent, if it was free, there’d be a lot more (monitored) innovation by young people with no money.

Peter

Posted by Peter Burkimsher on June 24, 2006 at 3:46 AM (CDT)

7

Navamske - If you cant see what a generous gesture Stevie Nicks has made, then your right…you dont know what a class act is.

Posted by unreal on June 24, 2006 at 11:58 PM (CDT)

8

Unreal: Whoosh.

Posted by navamske on June 25, 2006 at 12:54 PM (CDT)

9

Yeah I guess you dont get your thoughts understandable.

Posted by unreal on June 26, 2006 at 11:42 AM (CDT)

10

navamske:  thanks! :D

unreal:  whoosh^2!

Posted by ghost_vpod on June 26, 2006 at 5:49 PM (CDT)

11

ghost_vpod…your a class act.

Posted by unreal on June 27, 2006 at 10:36 AM (CDT)

12

Someone as great as stevie nicks the Queen of rock and roll, comes up with a great idea to help soldier, to help them avoid PTSD with i-pod’s and people want to Question her motive’s and try to kick it around the block shame on you,

Posted by David Coffin on November 4, 2006 at 9:46 AM (CST)

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